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Actress Tries To Reimagine The Popular Show "Girls" In The Era Of Donald Trump

'Girls' was a groundbreaking American television series that recently concluded its sixth and final season in April. The show's characters were relatable and the topics were relevant to modern viewers. It made sense for the characters to grow and evolve as they did in America when it aired. But what if 'Girls' didn't exist in 2012, a more optimistic time? What if it were to begin to play out in 2017, a very different time of upheaval and unrest? According to at least one of the actresses, it would have been a very different show.

Allison Williams played Marnie Michaels on the show, best friend and roommate of Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath. Marnie definitely had her ups and downs on the show - well, mostly downs. The uptight girl who always had a plan ends up broke, divorced and completely lost. But as the show is brought to a close, we believe she's going to be okay - she's a little worse for wear, but has grown wiser and is starting with a fresh slate.

Williams appeared on a Politico podcast recently, entitled 'Women Rule', and speculated about what would have happened to her character and some of the other girls if the show was set in today's world. According to Williams, Marnie would have probably ended up on a different path, and 'would probably run for office'.

With all that is going on in the government today, Williams says she thinks the show would have more likely been set in Washington D.C. rather than New York.

“Girls needed to live in the Obama era,” Williams explains. “I think there was a luxury to existential peace and calm that allowed the girls to live the lives they did.”

“It would have been a totally different show,” she said.

Williams says she doesn't usually like to get political. Being the daughter of MSNBC anchor Brian Williams, she tends to leave that to her dad. Whatever causes she gets involved in, she tries to consider her father's reputation as a journalist. “It’s a choice I make,” Williams tells Women Rule. “He doesn’t mandate that. But I believe in having him around right now.”

“To take any kind of credibility away from that and away from what he’s saying would be destructive to the things that I want,” she explains.

“It behooves me, for the causes I care about,” Williams says, “to keep him being honest and impartial so that he can inform as many people as possible without them being able to just immediately write off what he’s saying because of what his daughter believes in.”

Even though the actress may try to remain apolitical, she says her political views should be no secret. They play a big role in the choices she makes in her career.

“I’m going to act in ‘Get Out,’ and if you go see it, you’re going to end up thinking about race in a way that you maybe haven’t before,” Williams says. “There are people like Lena [Dunham] who are much more eloquent and able to speak out in a kind of advocacy way than I believe that I am. I think that my greatest opportunity to affect change is in the background.”

Source: Politico
Photo: YouTube

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